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Stealing seeds. Digging earth...

Earlier this month, a federal court indicted a Chinese national for trying to steal GMO corn technology from DuPont, Monsanto, and AgReliant Genetics. The scientist’s arrest is just the latest in a series of indictments against six other people linked to a Beijing seed-development company called Dabeinong Technology Group Co. 184 more words


Brainwashing: No Bliss for Farm Animals

Cognitive dissonance: “The term cognitive dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the dissonance” (Source: … 132 more words

Vegan Diet/Nutrition

Curing the Stove Black

We have had a good steady drizzle/rain for most of the day. Not a particularly good day to wash curtains, after all. Paul ran out and gathered some dry kindling and logs for a fire in the wood stove. 133 more words

Red Deer Farmer's Market

Every Saturday morning 150-200 vendors start setting up their tents and wares around 6am. Of course I am just barely opening my eyes at that time, but as soon as I realize morning has come I start looking forward to heading down to have a look around. 268 more words


If co-existence isn’t possible in enormous Brazil, how can it be possible in UK?

If we started to grow GM crops, the whole of the island(s) would quickly have to be considered a GM zone.

Edward Gallia, Nether Cerne cereal farmer and environmental consultant, commented on Emma Penny’s editorial in the Farmers Guardian on the relaxation of zero-tolerance on unauthorised GM contaminated feed imports: 271 more words


Time for the Barbados Revegetation and Restoration Act

by Born B’badian

Bajans used to have big mouths, and gossip would spread faster than lightning.  It worked to help keep people straight, cause nobody wanted to be known as a crook or a thief. 740 more words


Lark Rise to Candleford

A cloudy and cool day arrived this morning here at the Farm. A marked contrast from our usual sunny blue skies of the last 2 months. 179 more words